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  • Summary: In Ys: Memories of Celceta, developer Falcom revisits the land and characters of Japanese cult favorite Ys IV for its first ever North American debut. This re-envisioning of the fourth installment in the Ys series takes a brand new approach, changing and framing the story of Ys IV within anIn Ys: Memories of Celceta, developer Falcom revisits the land and characters of Japanese cult favorite Ys IV for its first ever North American debut. This re-envisioning of the fourth installment in the Ys series takes a brand new approach, changing and framing the story of Ys IV within an all-new tale of conspiracy, deception and mystery. Featuring an updated version of the party-based battle system from Ys Seven, as well as the largest and most varied overworld in series history, Ys: Memories of Celceta brings a greater sense of adventure to the Ys universe than has ever been seen before. Expand
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Jun 25, 2020
    85
    What we have in Ys: Memories of Celceta is a game that has dated graphics and an okay presentation, but phenomenal music and gameplay. This is one of the finest action JRPGs I’ve ever had the pleasure of playing. Don’t let its immediate blandness fool you, this is a must play that should stand by giants like The Legend Of Zelda and Final Fantasy series. It’s only 2/3 the price of an average game, and comes with a soundtrack and art cards. What more could you ask for?
  2. Jun 9, 2020
    80
    In spite of an ending that leaves much to be desired, Ys: Memories of Celceta is a great action-RPG that re-contextualizes a decades-old franchise for a modern audience. Adol's adventure mapping out the Great Forest of Celceta is an excellent introduction for newcomers, and a competent re-release for series veterans. Complete with dual audio and 60fps gameplay, the PS4 release is the definitive version. On a design level, the opening hours aren't as strong as they should be, but after the halfway point this finds its groove. An emphasis on exploration, layered dungeon design, excellent boss fights, and a generous amount of customisation, keep combat gripping throughout. The title might not be the series best, but Ys: Memories of Celceta is a love letter to one of the RPG genre's premiere franchises.
  3. Jun 18, 2020
    80
    Quotation forthcoming.
  4. Jun 9, 2020
    75
    Ys: Memories of Celceta is a game where it’s more about the journey than the destination. Every portion of the map presents a new discovery, and that becomes wildly satisfying across the 20 hours runtime. The story elements and flimsy side-missions don’t always help with the overall engagement, but that doesn’t really matter when the battle system is just so much fun. Still, if you’re looking to play the best version available, I’d point you to the PC release, but either way, this is one adventure that I encourage you to go on.
  5. Jun 19, 2020
    72
    Although this is probably not the best version of the game (the PC one has better graphics and the original on Vita was portable), Memories of Celceta remains a fast paced action RPG good for all seasons.
  6. Jun 25, 2020
    70
    Ys: Memories of Celceta was and continues to be a highly engaging action RPG that makes a great addition to the franchise. Its best selling point is its combat system, which offers up a compelling and smooth flow of button-mashing fun, highlighted by boss battles that stand out with higher difficulty and require a defter handle on the system’s more intricate aspects. Nice graphics, a tuneful soundtrack, and an interesting supporting cast, each with their own compelling stories, round out the package that should be a no-brainer for those who haven’t yet played it. Those looking for an expanded revisit from previous iterations, however, should know that there isn’t enough new content added to this release to make it worthwhile of a whole new purchase.
  7. 60
    Ys: Memories of Celceta improves on the issues the Vita had in regards to performance. However, the way the game on a home console isn't quite as forgiving as it was in its original form. This is still a fun Ys romp, as all of them have been, but it changes so very little.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Jun 23, 2020
    9
    Y's games are not for everyone. The unique style of these fast paced action RPGs often go underrated. I'ts unfair to leave the work of NihonY's games are not for everyone. The unique style of these fast paced action RPGs often go underrated. I'ts unfair to leave the work of Nihon Falcon Unnoticed everytime, and thisnspecific game is a great start for anyone interested in medieval fantasy games. The most interesting feature is the combat system. Very appealing, responsive dynamic and fun. The music is outstanding as always and the story has a neat topic: the akashik records.

    People should give this game a go at least one. Tjey may fall in love with the amazing protagonist, Adol Christi and may even play the masterpiece that is Lacrimosa of Dana: Ys VIII
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  2. Jul 22, 2020
    9
    I really enjoyed Ys memories of celceta, it's my first time playing it, and I've played it after playing Ys 8. Minus one point for theI really enjoyed Ys memories of celceta, it's my first time playing it, and I've played it after playing Ys 8. Minus one point for the graphics since it's an original psvita game coming to ps4 in 2020, otherwise I didn't have any complains, character are distinct and loveable, story isn't a got or movie quality but it gets the action going, the fighting mechanism is so awesome, it's so fun running around and slashing skilling enemies around you. But the game shines just like ALL falcom games in music.. ahh the music is so good, adrenaline pumping and never get tired of it. Over all a must play for all action RPG fans, and to those who enjoy adrenaline pumping catchy tunes in their games. Expand
  3. Oct 30, 2021
    9
    Awesome gaming addicting and fun..Great story like a the Ys games and great characters..Game runs at super smoth and stable 60 FPS and looksAwesome gaming addicting and fun..Great story like a the Ys games and great characters..Game runs at super smoth and stable 60 FPS and looks great..It is a vita port so it's not a denying game , but the art makes up for any lack of hi yech effects.
    Only issue I had is the game is to long and becomes repetitive eventually..like all modern Ys games.
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  4. Aug 18, 2020
    7
    Its better now, then when it started, is's the best time to buy if your a fan of rpgs
  5. Jun 22, 2020
    7
    This is for sure.
    It's a much better game than The Last of Us Part 2!!!

    That's how much The Last of Us Part 2 fed me a smelly ****
  6. Oct 7, 2020
    7
    Cast: 5/10
    Story: 6/10
    Fun: 8/10
    Gameplay: 8/10

    Not Recommended
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  7. Feb 25, 2022
    3
    Music is repetitive, maps go on for way way way too long 90 percent of the game at least is traveling a to b over and over and over andMusic is repetitive, maps go on for way way way too long 90 percent of the game at least is traveling a to b over and over and over and fighting the same overly aggro'd enemies over and over and over, the story is boring and senseless, the maps are boring and senseless, worst Ys game ever made. also the difficulty is all over the place. Expand

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